Prison animation
February 29, 2012 2:52 PM   Subscribe

Animated shorts made by California prisoners in the early 90s.

Link is to first video in series. Hopefully linked correctly so it will autoplay remaining videos.
posted by latkes (6 comments total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
It worked just fine for me. Cool.
posted by Jikido at 2:56 PM on February 29, 2012

I wish I could tell you that those animators fought the good fight, and Pixar let them be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairy-tale world. animators never said who did it, but we all knew. Things went on like that for awhile - prison life consists of routine, and then more routine. Every so often, the animators would show up with fresh bruises. Pixar kept at them- sometimes they were able to fight 'em off, sometimes not. And that's how it went for the animators- that was their routine. I do believe those first two years were the worst for them, and I also believe that if things had gone on that way, this place would have got the best of him.
posted by Fizz at 3:07 PM on February 29, 2012 [3 favorites]

Great post - thanks latkes! I bet my dad knew some of these guys - he taught classes at CMC for about 30 years until he retired a few years back. Anyway, I love #2. Great stuff.
posted by slackdog at 3:25 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

This is really cool!

Escape to Self, The Fall of Mona Lisa, Fly Away and the Hubley-esque Germ Warfare are probably my favorites, simply because they pack so much story into such a short time, and say a lot about the inner (and outer) lives of their creators, which is one of the things I love the most about animation as a medium, and independent and outsider animation in particular - it's can be such a direct window to what happens in the mind.
posted by louche mustachio at 5:10 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

nice meditation on freedom here
posted by telstar at 5:54 PM on February 29, 2012 [1 favorite]

Yeah, 'Cogitation on Incarceration' was surprising. Thanks, latkes, this is a great find.
posted by mediareport at 8:16 PM on February 29, 2012

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